Ulaanbaatar city tour and Bogd Khan Palace Museum

1 day

Jan - Dec

Price per person:

4-12 pax: 90 USD
3 pax: 100 USD
2 pax: 130 USD
1 pax: 180 USD
Tour ID:

KD-05

Destinations Visited:

Gandan Monastery - Genghis Square, Parliament House - Zaisan Memorial Hill - Bogd Khan Palace Museum - Gobi Cashmere Factory Store

Enjoy a private tour through Ulaanbaatar and visit the former winter palace of the last king of Mongolia Bogd Khan, now turned into a museum, Gobi Cashmere Factory Store with an amazing organic cashmere selection for reasonable price. Tour starts and ends at your hotel/homestay in Ulaanbaatar. Our friendly local driver and guide are experts who are committed to making your tour the best possible.

ITINERARY

09:00 AM. Our guide and driver will meet you at your accommodation. Start your tour by car to one of the main active Buddhist monasteries of Mongolia – the Gandan Monastery. Gandantegchinlen Monastery, built in 1809, is the center of Mongolian Buddhism, constructed by order of the 5th Jebtsundamba Khutuktu in 1809, currently has over 150 monks in residence. Witnessed many events of Mongolian history, monastery came under state protection in 1994. Main attraction of Gandan Monastery is 26 m high gilded deity of Buddha, Janraisig Statue, which was built with 19 tons of copper gilded with gold and precious stones that came from historical places all over Mongolia.
Drive to the Genghis Khan Square. This central square is close to many important sights of the Ulaanbatar city. The main attractions of the square are the statue of national pride Genghis Khan and Equestrian Statue of hero Sukhbaatar, the leader of Mongolia's 1921 revolution. The north of the square is dominated by Parliament House of Mongolia. Square is surrounded by Mongolian Stock Exchange, Capital Cultural Palace and Drama Theatre buildings.
After the Natural History Museum excursion, sit down for a lunch at the "Modern Nomads" restaurant, one of the fine restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, experience authentic Mongolian traditional cuisine.
We cross Tuul River and drive to the highest point of the city, to Zaisan Memorial Hill, which honors soldiers who died and were unaccounted for (missing in war) during the World War II (1939-1945). It’s a nice site to see the panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar, on weekends - popular area for locals to celebrate weddings, school outings and graduation festivities. Nearby you will also see the Buddha statue. Drive down the Zaisangiin street to the Bogd Khan Palace Museum.
Next stop will be made at the Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum. From 1903 onwards the Winter Palace was the main residence of 8th Bogd Jebtsundamba (1869–1924), the last king of Mongolia and the spiritual leader of Mongolia's Buddhism, also known as the eighth living Buddha. Later the palace was spared destruction and turned into a museum. Items on display in the Museum include collection of art and stuffed animals, sculptures, musical instruments and many religious items, bed, throne and carriage of Bogd Khan, a unique collection of gifts received from foreign kings, such as armchair with ringtone and a pair of ceremonial golden boots from the Russian tsar Nikolai II, a robe made from 80 fox skins, a ceremonial leopard ger covered with the skins of 150 snow leopards and others (total over 8,000 exhibits).
Shop has an amazing Mongolian organic cashmere selection for reasonable price. Surrounding it is also a shopping outlet and other tourist attractions. Finish tour back to your hotel, be dropped off at any preferred location in the city.
 

COST INCLUDES

  • Local Guide and Tour Driver service
  • All transfers
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Admission tickets to all sights, events
  • Bottled water supplied in your vehicle
  • All taxes & service charge

COST EXCLUDES

  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa Fees
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tipping

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